Drinks The Best Tasting Whiskey  

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List Rules Includes all types of whiskey, including scotch, single malt, blended whiskeys, bourbon and rye.

Whiskey is a very distinct tasting liquor. Since it is made in a burnt wooden cask, it is given a smokey head. Some consider whiskey to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage that is made from combining water and a mash of grains. The mash can be different combinations of barley, rye, wheat or corn. Whatever is used gives the whiskey a different flavor. It is then placed in a wooden cask that is made out of burnt oak and left to age and ferment. However long it is left in the cask is also going to change the taste of the whiskey.

Since all of these factors come into play, each whiskey producer comes up with a whiskey that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which whiskey is the right one for them. Should they go with the lighter and smoother Canadian whiskey like Canadian Club, Crown Royal or Black Velvet? How about a fuller American blend like Jack Daniels, Knob Creek or Maker's Mark?

This list is to help determine which whiskey is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Please note that It includes all types of whiskey, but you can also vote on the best bourbon and top scotch brands. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just miss the mark.
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1,625 666
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,676 901
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,098 612
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,472 703
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
866 452
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
880 470
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,377 689
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,561 1,107
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
962 543
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
695 397
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
537 340
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
643 329
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
511 317
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
724 392
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
707 704
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
411 306
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
394 311
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
596 307
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
361 325
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
375 235
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
474 198
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
271 278
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
180 229
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
306 260
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
520 378
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey